A blog by runners. For runners.

The Easy Run


Easy Runs. Long Runs. Fartleks. Intervals. Etc. When it comes to run types, the list seems endless. And, to make things more complicated, different training plans have different definitions for each. This week, we’re tackling popular types of runs, one-by-one, and deciphering the pace for each. First up: The Easy Run. Definition of easy runs […]

Natural healing: baking soda


As athletes, we all run into sports injuries and ailments while training, from swollen ankles to chaffing, athletes foot to sunburns. In this new series we will explore some of the natural ways we can help heal what ails us. As always, make sure you check with your doctor before starting any type of regimen. […]

Dance-walk for exercise, stress relief

Have you heard of dance-walking? I sure hadn’t. Then one of my friends mentioned it to me as a topic that might be interesting to cover on this site. I Googled around and was soon hooked on the idea! It all started a couple years ago when television personality Ben Aaron’s posted this funny You […]

Drink up: tasty ways to get your water in


The season for ultra hydration is upon us, but are you ready for it? On my last long run, I was taken by surprise — majorly so — when I was endlessly thirsty. The temperature was a good 30 degrees higher than I’m used to after being stuck in the vortex all winter. I finished […]

Spring running safety: a refresher


In the 12 or so years I’ve been running, I’ve encountered a variety of circumstances. Most of my runs go off without a hitch, and I plod along familiar paths without worry or hesitation. However, I have certainly experienced some of those roads less traveled. Roads I likely shouldn’t have gone down in the first […]